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Gallery: PNECET Helping Hampers Week Two

2 May 2020

As the PNECET Helping Hampers campaign surpassed 200 deliveries to vulnerable members of the community, take a look back at some of the recipients from the first full week of deliveries!

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PNECET Helping Hampers are designed to support those most in need amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, such as those unable to leave their homes who are self-isolating, and therefore unable to buy food and drink.

The joint campaign between the club and the Community and Education Trust began last Wednesday and help from a wide variety of organisations have made for hampers that contain a range of both essential and non-essential items.

Funding received from the first team squad, management and general public’s donations have ensured that deliveries can be made to those in need upon request.

Meanwhile, a £5,000 grant from the Lancashire COVID-19 Community Support Fund has allowed the Trust to deliver hampers to members of its Sporting Memories, PNE Forces and walking football programmes.

During the first week of deliveries, a visit was paid to North End supporter Jim Lee at Dovehaven Lodge, delivering a signed football, matchday programmes and more to the lifelong fan, who also attends the Trust’s Sporting Memories sessions.

Earlier this week, this was followed up by former North End midfielder Graeme Atkinson, now the Recruitment and HE Development Manager for the Trust, to raise his spirits; Jim is unable to be visited by his family due to current government guidelines.

Nominations can still be made for vulnerable members of the community to receive a hamper. Please email community@pne.com for more information.

Read more about the club's many community iniatives by clicking here and view a gallery from our first week of deliveries here.


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